Karvis Jones

Karvis Jones is an Emmy Award-winning Production Assistant with more than 15 years of experience in sports and news programming locally and regionally. Karvis is a Production Assistant at Bally Sports South/Bally Sports Southeast (Formerly FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast) in Atlanta. Before joining Bally Sports South/Bally Sports Southeast, Karvis was an Engineering Operator at WMC-TV in Memphis, TN. Karvis is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, Online News Association and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Karvis has garnered numerous awards and honors over the years. Recently, he won an Emmy for Sports Program Live for Hank Aaron Weekend in 2020 at the Southeast Emmy Awards. In 2018, Karvis was honored as a FOX Sports FOXIE Community Awards recipient. In 2013, Jones was named a Rust College Trailblazer from the Rust College Department of Mass Communications and Karvis was honored by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) as the Rust College Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Karvis earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism from Rust College.

Osborne Bell, Sr.

Osborne Bell Sr. was the first black Sheriff in Marshall County, MS and one of the first three black Sheriff’s to be sworn in- in the state of Mississippi. There is also a memorial marker just north of Hwy 4 on Hwy 309 south of Byhalia, MS marking the spot where Mr. Osborne was killed while on duty. Hwy 309 is also know as the Osborne Bell Highway. Osborne Bell was loved by many and is remembered for his friendliness and fairness to all. His political career began in 1967, when he was elected the first black coroner and served three terms as Marshall County Coroner (1967-1979). Osborne Bell was elected sheriff of Marshall County, Mississippi on November 6, 1979. He served his people with distinction. Sheriff Bell was a leader in law enforcement and in his community as well. He died in the line of duty on the morning of May 7, 1986.

Rest in Heaven Dear Uncle. I pray your legacy continues to live through us all.